Prime Minister's ICT Advisor Sajeeb Wazed Joy has lashed out at anti-liberation elements, saying that their dream to turn Bangladesh into Afghanistan will never be allowed to become a reality.
"We know how to deal with anti-liberation elements," said Joy, also the only son of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
He was describing the achievements in the 12 years of the Awami League government's 'Digital Bangladesh' initiative at a webinar held on Saturday marking the fourth Digital Bangladesh Day.
"We have advanced Bangladesh, so are we still doing. We are establishing Bangladesh as a modern developing country. But, I must utter a few words of caution that a quarter in our country has already come into play to pull the country backward," he said.
Joy said the anti-liberation elements warned that they would turn Bangladesh into Afghanistan.
"Do we want that to happen? Should our country plunge back into the dark age? We will never let that happen," he answered his own question.
As long as Awami League government is there, Joy said, they will not let it happen.
On behalf of the country's youths, he said, "I want to say that we have to eradicate this fundamentalist force."
In a sheer act of audacity, they vandalized the sculpture of the Father of the Nation in his birth centennary, Joy said, adding that what can the attack on the Father of the Nation be dubbed?
"This is a blow to the spirit of our Liberation War. Those who attacked the spirit of the Liberation War of Bangladesh are against Bangladesh. How do we address them? We call them Razakars. Jamaat was in 1971 and Hefajat has become that neo-Razakar," he added.
Joy said, "We are Bangladesh Awami League, we liberated Bangladesh, we modernized Bangladesh. Facing all the challenges, we are paving the developmental path for Bangladesh. We know how to deal with Razakars."